Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Renewed for Second Season

The Handmaid's Tale - Alexis Bledel, Elisabeth Moss
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Pictured: Ofglen (Alexis Bledel) and Offred (Elisabeth Moss).

Less than a week after its premiere, The Handmaid’s Tale has been renewed for Season 2 by Hulu, the network announced Wednesday. The new season will premiere in 2018.

“The response we’ve seen to The Handmaid’s Tale in just one week since its premiere has been absolutely incredible. It has been an honor to work with this talented team of cast and creators to develop a series that has struck such a chord with audiences across the country,” said Craig Erwich, SVP and Head of Content at Hulu.

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The Handmaid’s Tale is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. The story follows the life of Offred (Elisabeth Moss), a handmaid living in a dystopian society in what was formerly part of the United States. The series also stars Alexis Bledel (Offglen), Samira Wiley (Moira), Joseph Fiennes (Commander Waterford), Yvonne Strahovski (Serena Joy), Max Minghella (Nick), and Ann Dowd (Aunt Lydia).

“As we continue to expand our strong slate of original programming, The Handmaid’s Tale is exactly the type of gripping and thought-provoking storytelling we want to bring to viewers,” Erwich continued. “We can’t wait to explore the world of Gilead and continue Margaret’s vision with another season on Hulu.”

The Handmaid’s Tale is produced by MGM Television and marks the first collaboration for an original series between Hulu and MGM.

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